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Community Outreach

The College of Veterinary Medicine, as an integral part of the Ithaca community, offers the following services. Some of these services can be accessed from outside of the Ithaca area. We also provide other services to those interested in animal health.

dot  Cornell University Hospital for Animals

The hospital treats companion animals, horses, food animals, exotics, birds and wildlife.

dot  Cornell Companions

Cornell Companions is a pet visitation program for the Ithaca area community. Volunteers and their pets visit children with disabilities, nursing home patients and hospital patients, with the belief that animals enhance the lives of all people.

dot  Open House

Open House is our opportunity to share the joys of our profession with Ithaca and the rest of the world. Veterinary students and members of the faculty and staff host this annual event in April of each year that provides a chance for those interested to tour our college and learn more about our facilities, our equipment, and what we do every day.

dot  Pet Loss Support Hotline

The Pet Loss Support Hotline is a source of comfort at the time of the loss of a beloved pet. It is staffed by volunteer veterinary students who are trained by a professional grief counselor to help bereaved pet owners.

dot  Pet Loss Support Group

A self-help group that provides education about coping with loss and emotional support from discussing common feelings. The group meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 7p.m. to 9p.m.

dot  Program on Breast Cancer and Environmental Risk Factors (BCERF)

The Program on Breast Cancer and Environmental Risk Factors (BCERF), a part of the Sprecher Institute for Comparative Cancer Research, evaluates scientific evidence on the cancer risk of environmental factors. This information is translated into educational programming tailored to meet the needs of a variety of audiences for cancer risk reduction.